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Save Lagoa dos Salgados

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The Portuguese Government has just given the go-ahead for the majority of Lagoa dos Salgados (887 acres) to be ‘developed’. By developed they mean ‘to be concreted over’ and thus lost to the wildlife that finds this a vital nesting and migration sanctuary. Any development near this important area will have a hugely detrimental impact on the wildlife that uses it and will be lost for the enjoyment of future generations. It will never come back – it will be gone for ever and so will many of the birds!

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Currently, some of the species of birds that can be found at the site include Grebes, Gulls, Little Terns, Coots, Flamingos, the rare Purple Gallinule, Black Terns, Peregrines, Black-winged Kites, and Collared Pratincole, amongst many other wild life species.

“All of which will lose their homes or be killed due to the development,” said Frank McClintock, a keen birdwatcher. 



There is now a petition to stop the development and if it reaches 40,000 signatures the issue will be raised in Portuguese Parliament and there will be a good chance of stopping it



Please sign the petition and if possible share the petition by emailing your friends and colleagues and share it on your Facebook and Twitter accounts: 

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_Salgados_a_unique_internationally_recognized_birding_sanctuary_from_being_destroyed/

4th July 2014